A Credit-Based Incentive Mechanism for Recommendation Acquisition in Multihop Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

Wei Zhou, Zhiqiang Wei, Mijun Kang, Paddy Nixon, Lang Jia

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Abstract

Trust and reputation systems play an important role in collaborative operations in mobile ad hoc networks. However, the security of trust and reputation system itself is threatened by the existence of selfish nodes. Selfish nodes can make passive attacks on the foundational process of trust and reputation system, the recommendation acquisition, through non cooperation of packet forwarding and recommendation rendering. Existing trust and reputation systems commonly suffer from vulnerability caused by the failure of recommendation acquisition which refers to the unsuccessful recommendation information obtaining from one node to another node. A credit-based mechanism is proposed to address this problem by offering credits as incentives to both intermediate nodes and recommendation render nodes. Furthermore, competition between selfish nodes is explored to prevent selfish nodes being paid excessive credits. Simulation results show that the proposed mechanism can effectively improve the success rate of recommendation acquisition and lower the total paid payoffs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2009 Third International Conference on Emerging Security Information, Systems and Technologies
EditorsPetre Dini, Catherine Meadows, Juha Roing, Rainer Falk, Wilson Goudalo, Dan Harkins, Dan Jiang, Eric Y. Chen, Bogdan Ghita, Stefanos Gritzalis, Reijo Savola
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages306-311
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780769536682
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Conference on Emerging Security Information, Systems and Technologies - Athens, Glyfada, Greece
Duration: 18 Jun 200923 Jun 2009

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Emerging Security Information, Systems and Technologies
Abbreviated titleSECURWARE 2009
CountryGreece
CityGlyfada
Period18/06/0923/06/09

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    Zhou, W., Wei, Z., Kang, M., Nixon, P., & Jia, L. (2009). A Credit-Based Incentive Mechanism for Recommendation Acquisition in Multihop Mobile Ad Hoc Networks. In P. Dini, C. Meadows, J. Roing, R. Falk, W. Goudalo, D. Harkins, D. Jiang, E. Y. Chen, B. Ghita, S. Gritzalis, & R. Savola (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2009 Third International Conference on Emerging Security Information, Systems and Technologies (pp. 306-311). IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/SECURWARE.2009.54